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Not my best I know...me at the ICU

 
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Not my best I know...me at the ICU
Not my best look I know...
Hairless, beardless...thin...
But, fighting the good fight dudesssss!!!!

Still here!

\o/


That photo was taken in feb 9, 2013.
I was inside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital with a damn bad reaction to the first round of chemo. An infection in the intestine. This type of reaction kills 95% of the leukemia patients. I survived against all odds!!!!!

As happy as I can be.

All the nurses, doctors, helpers, one by one they came to my room to congratulate me after a 20 days fight inside the ICU.

Now, after 38 days admitted in the hospital, I am back home to a 3 week rest before my second round of chemo, which will be a little bit easier, and not with those kind of infections.

As I said, fighting the good fight folks! For me, for my wife, for all my friends here in Brazil, for all of you who gave me the good vibes (don't think I didn't see, I saw each one, but with no internet access, couldn't answer...my bad).

Seriously, thanks everyone. That image is from the past, a lot better now!!!!!

:)

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ChabertonBravo Paulo,

Chaberton

Voted 10/10

Combative and humorous.
It's always you!
A big hug.
Roberto.
Posted Feb 18, 2013 12:25 pm

PAROFESRe: Bravo Paulo,

PAROFES

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Thanks Roberto!
I'm back baby hehehe
Un grande abbraccio
Paulo
Posted Feb 19, 2013 7:05 am

MarcsoltanTrust me!

Marcsoltan

Voted 10/10

Thousands of people think you look beautiful. You are a fighter and that's what everybody admires. I also admire your courage to post these kinds of photos, from the past or from the present, you are a hero in my book.

Good to see you my friend,
Marc
Posted Feb 18, 2013 12:28 pm

PAROFESRe: Trust me!

PAROFES

Hasn't voted

My dear friend Marc, it doesn't take courage to publish such photo, it cost me a great deal of courage to accept the real chance of dying on that ICU...
But, I'm on my way to win the war!
:P

Best wishes to you!

Paulo
Posted Feb 19, 2013 7:15 am

Ejnar FjerdingstadI agree with

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Voted 10/10

Marcsoltan. Keep fighting, if warm wishes alone could have cured you, you would already be cured. Remember, SP would not be the same without your great contributions!

The very best wishes from

Karen and Ejnar
Posted Feb 18, 2013 1:25 pm

PAROFESRe: I agree with

PAROFES

Hasn't voted

I will my friend, I will keep on track, not even looking to both sides, just looking at the top I have to reach.
Warm hug to both of you
Paulo
Posted Feb 19, 2013 7:16 am

rdmcPrayers rising up...

rdmc

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... on your behalf.

Keep fighting!

Thanks for all your incredible posts here on SP.
:0)
Posted Feb 18, 2013 3:18 pm

PAROFESRe: Prayers rising up...

PAROFES

Hasn't voted

Thanks Roxie, just post one of your photos, just now, I know you like wildlife photos so I just published a good one I did on jan 3rd, hope you like it!
I'll keep fighting!
Cheers
Paulo
Posted Feb 19, 2013 7:18 am

rdmcRe: Prayers rising up...

rdmc

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Sorry, haven't had much time to get wildlife photos lately, but I did some tracking of some wildlife a while back. You can see the tracks on my most recent pictures. Blessings!
:0)
Posted Mar 9, 2013 6:53 pm

Silvia MazzaniPaulo, don't stop to struggle...

Silvia Mazzani

Voted 10/10

...we all SPers want you back soon amongst us!
Silvia
Posted Feb 18, 2013 4:01 pm

PAROFESRe: Paulo, don't stop to struggle...

PAROFES

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I am already back with you guys!
Not planning to go anywhere!
:)
Cheers
Paulo
Posted Feb 19, 2013 7:18 am

Vitaliy M.Get well

Vitaliy M.

Voted 10/10

Congrats on the first win, and hope you overcome the war. Stay strong. Climbers don't give up easy ;)
Posted Feb 18, 2013 6:17 pm

PAROFESRe: Get well

PAROFES

Hasn't voted

Oh I will man, I will.
Crom will give me the strength I need. hehehe
Cheers
Paulo
Posted Feb 19, 2013 7:19 am

AfzalPrayers for speedy recovery

Afzal

Voted 10/10

Paulo, I have been very sorry to hear about your illness. My warmest wishes and prayers are with you. Best wishes for speedy recovery.
Best regards, Afzal
Posted Feb 19, 2013 3:53 am

PAROFESRe: Prayers for speedy recovery

PAROFES

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Don't be sorry Afzal.
"What doesn't kill us, only makes us stronger!"

I will beat this thing and come out on the next page even better as a person and as a climber.

Wait and see...

Best wishes from Brazil

Paulo
Posted Feb 19, 2013 7:21 am

andreeacorodeanuRe: Prayers for speedy recovery

andreeacorodeanu

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Like your spirit Paulo!!! You are strong :D!!!! Cant wait to see that page :D!!! All my best and fast recovery! Andreea
Posted Feb 19, 2013 10:14 am

PAROFESRe: Prayers for speedy recovery

PAROFES

Hasn't voted

Thank you Andrea!
We must have fun at all costs, even in dark times.
After all, a great smile has the power of healing!
Cheers
Paulo
Posted Feb 19, 2013 4:29 pm

Josh LewisHolding Strong

Josh Lewis

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I'm happy to hear that you made it through such an ordeal. I was actually thinking about you earlier today (without seeing a picture to remind me). Sounds like your staying positive despite how bad your life situation is. Keep holding strong. Were praying for you.

Wishing you the best.
Posted Feb 19, 2013 11:07 am

PAROFESRe: Holding Strong

PAROFES

Hasn't voted

Thanks Josh.
Yeah man, that was an ordeal, good word for it. Never felt so much pain in my entire life in such short period of time...
But this is on the past right now. Only good, best hopes for the short future.
Thanks for the kind words.
Man, so many changes on SP I not even know where to start! :^)
Posted Feb 19, 2013 4:31 pm

NoonduelerBack from the depths!

Noondueler

Voted 10/10

All I can says is I know a little about how you felt when I was in the hospital with a bleeding ulcer in 2007. Laid up with blood transfusions etc. could hardly walk. But it was only for a couple days. I was back in the mountains a few months later.
Hope you're back in the mountains too my friend when the time comes!
We are all learning from you Dude!!
What's the old saying: "What doesn't kill us makes us stronger".
Posted Feb 20, 2013 12:40 am

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